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  Dai Andrews: Sword Swallower
In addition, his show features the swallowing of two 24" blades to the hilt, one of which is curved from side to side in a serpentine manner (known as a Kris type blade).
Exhibits of sword swallowing, beyond their entertainment value, have helped to further medicine by demonstrating to physicians that the pharynx could be habituated to contact, thus making experimentation and exploration of the involved organs possible.
Throughout the ancient Roman empire sword swallowing could be seen at festivals like the Ludi Florales, (the games in celebration of Floralia, the festival to the flower-goddess Flora celebrated at the end of April and beginning of May).
www.swordswallower.org /swordswallowing.html   (1648 words)

 The Miracle Mongers, an Expose' - CHAPTER EIGHT
That is to say, the swallowing was fair enough, but the sharp razors, after being tested by cutting hairs, etc., were exchanged for dull duplicates, in a manner that, in better hands, might have been effective.
A borrowed watch was swallowed by the same performer, and while one end of the chain hung from the lips, the incredulous onlookers were invited to place their ears against his chest and listen to the ticking of the watch, which had passed as far into the aesophagus as the chain would allow.
She has swallowed a 26-inch blade, but the physicians advise her not to indulge her appetite for such luxuries often, as it is quite dangerous.
www.worldwideschool.org /library/books/lit/newage/MiracleMongers/chap8.html   (2317 words)

 Expressing Anger Constructively - Psychological Self-Help   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The passive person, a "swallower," who is mad, will give you the silent treatment and say,"nothing's wrong." He/she will promise to help but will just not be there when you need them.
Are you a swallower (passive-aggressive) or a spewer (openly hostile)?
Swallowers are likely to skip over this method, continuing to avoid anger.
mentalhelp.net /psyhelp/chap13/chap13h.htm   (2202 words)

 The Water Cycle
Because he was swallowing all the clouds, the rain no longer came from the west.
Because he was swallowing all the clouds, the mist above the mountains to the east disappeared.
Swallower of Clouds struck again at the Hero Twins, but he could not see them and he missed.
www.niti.org /users/beth/watercycle1.htm   (951 words)

 Gnome Swallow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Any swallowed apps on the panel when you log out will be restored the next time you start Gnome.
Transparent panel backgrounds are also buggy, and switching to a transparent background and then to different kind of background may cause the swallower to crash.
Swallowed applets arn't explicitly killed when the applet closes (although they seem to die anyway, probably because they are losing their parent window).
interreality.org /~tetron/technology/swallow   (448 words)

The poetic term kirttimukha means Face of Glory, and kirttimukhas have monstrous (often feline) faces, with bulging eyes and a wide mouth (usually jawless) swallowing foliage, flowers or ribbons of beads - an attribute they borrowed from a much earlier motif, the foliage- or lotus-spewing makara, a mythical sea-monster with which they often appear.
Kalas are associated with Shiva, for one legend attributes the birth of an original Kala to Shiva's masturbation into the sea, where his semen was swallowed by a huge fish which gave birth to the sea-monster.
But a male and megaphallic exhibitionist figure on a capital in the church of St Peter's, Northampton is being swallowed feet-first by a monster representing the jaws of Hell, suggesting a visual (if not an iconographic) connection between the motifs of column-swallower and exhibitionist.
www.beyond-the-pale.org.uk /column.htm   (1793 words)

 Swallowers, Pseudoscopelus spp
A swallower trawled off the central New South Wales coast in 1977 by the FRV Kapala.
Deepsea fishes in the family Chiasmodontidae are often called "swallowers", because of their ability to swallow fishes larger than themselves.
This is made possible because swallowers have large mouths which are capable of being opened very wide, and very elastic bodies and stomachs which can be greatly distended.
www.austmus.gov.au /fishes/fishfacts/fish/pseudoscopelus.htm   (119 words)

 Tricks of the Trade : Philip DePalo : Fire and Steel
Sword Swallowing originated thousands of years ago in India by fakirs and shaman priests who developed it, along with fire-walking on hot coals, snake handling, and other ascetic religious practices, as demonstration of their invulnerability, power, and connection with their gods.
Sword swallowing was popular in Japan in the 8th century and was often seen as part of an acrobatic form of entertainment known as Sangaku, which also featured juggling, tightrope walking, contortion, and other related skills.
Sword swallowing began to die out in Europe in the late 1800s, and in Sweden in 1893 when variety shows were formally outlawed.
www.depalo.com /trickstrade/performances/fire_steel.html   (1019 words)

 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Star devours planets
The latest suggestion is that the expanding red-giant star was swallowing three gas planets that were orbiting it.
In addition to the gravitational energy generated by the process, there may also have been a rapid release of nuclear energy as fresh hydrogen was driven into the hydrogen-burning region of the star.
Some researchers believe that planet swallowing may be common and may explain why so many stars have enhanced levels of metals in their surface regions.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/science/nature/3113468.stm   (367 words)

 Black swallower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The fl swallower (Chiasmodon niger) is a deep sea fish that has the ability to extend its stomach so that it can swallow fish that are bigger than itself.
It can be found in deep seas worldwide.
The fl swallower can grow up to 25 centimeters.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Black_swallower   (118 words)

 Matty Blade - Sword Swallower Extraordinaire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Thrill to the spectacle of chainsaw juggling, escapology, sword balancing, comedy and razor sharp one-liners.
Matty's spectacular finalie is to swallow 14 swords balanced atop a 3 metre pole, a feat recognised as a certified Guinness World Record.
If you think you've seen everything under the sun at your event then it is time to bring Matty Blade on board.
www.mattyblade.com /home.htm   (89 words)

 Loopholes - Sod Swallower   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The devise to the left is called the Sod Swallower.
It was invented and built by a long time friend of mine, John Richards, who has just recently been biten by the "THing" bug.
The sod swallower is fashioned after other plug cutters on the market, but is bigger in size to allow for less accurate target pin pointing, and allows a full fist to fit into the hole for target retreival.
pages.emerson.edu /students/Paul_Grizey/sodpage.html   (149 words)

 RE/Search Publications -- Daniel P. Mannix   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Up until his death in January 1997 at the age of 85, a former sword-swallower, fire-eater, fakir and world traveler, lived on the family farm with his falcon, miniature horses and reptile collection.
Memoirs of a Sword Swallower is a true story of life with a traveling carnival, peopled by amazing characters (the Human Ostrich, the Human Salamander, Jolly Daisy, etc.) who commit outrageous feats of wizardry.
This is one of the only authentic narratives revealing the"tricks" (or more often the lack thereof) and skills involved in a sideshow, and is invaluable to those aspiring to this profession.
www.researchpubs.com /books/mannixprod.shtml   (464 words)

 www.MtgNews.com - Guildpact Sky Swallower
When Sky Swallower comes into play, target opponent gains control of all other permanents you control.
It's a huge blocker, and they can't burn it to death nor burn you without sacrificing a creature (blood funnel) I think you can stabilize then just start attacking with your 8/8 Flyer.
If you had Phage out when this was played you would instantly win I believe.
www.mtgnews.com /F/Topic/1136808074320_Guildpact___Sky_Swallower.html   (825 words)

 The Amazing World of Brad Byers - Sword Swallower, Juggler, Human Toolbox, Juggler, Yoyo and Top Performer
Brad Byers is known worldwide as a Sword Swallower.
He is the World Record holder for swallowing 10 swords at one time and can be found in the Guinness Book of Records.
He is the only person on earth who swallows 10 swords, and then twists them in place!
www.bradbyers.com /sword_swallower.html   (158 words)

 Confession of a gum swallower   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This used to be a major subject of contention with my mother when I was a child, as she was convinced that the practice would lead to my untimely demise.
It was only then that an event occurred that would change my philosophy on gum swallowing forever.
I think I only swallowed 3 pieces of gum so far in my life, and those where when I was just a child.
www.exploitstation.com /smf/index.php?topic=3502.0   (1973 words)

 The Sword Swallower - PhotoshopTechniques Forums
I am trhrown off by the way the sword swallower's body is rendered.
The image is most appreciate when we understand the complexity of it's components and the imposing effect of it's size.
There are elements of the image that still don't sit well with me, mainly the sword swallower's head and parts of the torso, but no matter what I have a desire to keep looking at the piece.
www.photoshoptechniques.com /forum/showthread.php?t=5221   (490 words)

 The Cloud Swallower/ El Traga-Nubes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He liked to eat people, and when he was thirsty he took the clouds from the sky and put them in his mouth.
Since he was swallowing the clouds, the snow stopped falling, the rain stopped falling, the mist above the mountains disappeared and the springs started drying up.
After a while the crops were dying, and some of the very old and very young people were dying of hunger and thirst.
www.heard.org /rain/languag4/spaneng/swallow.html   (843 words)

 Cutting Edge Inner†ainment presents Halfdan the Human Dipstick, Belteshazzar the Sword Swallower
As Executive Director of the Sword Swallowers Association Int'l, Dan organized and participated in the 2002 Sword Swallower's Convention and World Record attempt which resulted in 19 sword swallowers simultaneously swallowing 50 swords before world media on August 30, 2002.
Dan's current personal record is swallowing 7 swords at the same time which he first performed publicly at the 4th Annual Sideshow Gathering and SSAI Big Swallow on September 3, 2005.
Besides swallowing his own 25" sword, Dan also swallows a historical multiple sword sandwich set of 6 swords which were swallowed by Dai Andrews in his record-breaking swallow of 11 swords in 2002.
www.blue-n-gold.com /halfdan/dipstick.htm   (1559 words)

 Filler | MetaFilter
November 4, 2005 8:09 AM Sword swallowing uncertainties The sword passes within millimetres of the heart, aorta, and other vitals but, surprisingly, few deaths related to sword swallowing have been described.
A Canadian sword swallower did die, but that was after swallowing an umbrella.
They don't actually swallow it; they just shove it down their throat.
www.metafilter.com /mefi/46402   (548 words)

 Cell Phone Swallower Was Assaulted - Aversion.com
The Missouri woman who was hospitalized for swallowing a cellular phone might not have done it of her own accord.
Police now say that the woman who allegedly swallowed a cell phone so her boyfriend couldn’t use it during an argument (read full story) was assaulted.
Authorities released no details on whether or not the boyfriend was the suspect or just how you force someone to swallow a cellular phone.
www.aversion.com /news/news_article.cfm?news_id=5669   (130 words)

 The Greatest Science on Earth
For circuses that had human cannonballs, getting the right arc and speed could be a life-and-death matter for daredevil performers.
As for sword swallowing, if you've suspected it was done with a collapsible blade, think again.
As you push on a sword's shaft, an X-ray-type video shows the actual path a 22-inch-long blade takes after it is lowered into a sword swallower's throat.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/12/AR2005101202038.html   (458 words)

 Swallower definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Swallower definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Swallower: In the drug trade, an individual used as a drug courier.
Please consult your healthcare provider before beginning any course of supplementation or treatment.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=25916   (135 words)

 Swallower Guzzis and The SuperMonster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
We used to be the same, but Peter's sponsor, Teo Lammers, could only afford one rider, so I went to Joost and Misano Motors.
Charles Rice, the man who gives us our engines, is moving to Holland and we will soon be developing them here.
Swallower is still the name of our team.
www.motorcycle.com /mo/mcmail/bears/swallow.html   (744 words)

 CGTalk - 2d: Personal Artwork : title - The Sword Swallower
Just a few crits thou, although you don't really need to, you could soften the edges of some of the background elements to give the forground more dominance.
Also the sword swallowers body doesn't read as nicely as the other characters.
But on a technical note the creature swallowing the sword, it looks like its body it squashed up against a pane of glass.
forums.cgsociety.org /showthread.php?t=92792   (1102 words)

 Confession of a Gum Swallower
When your mother told you not to swallow your gum, it appears she was very much right.
Read this guy's account of his own horrid gum swallowing experience.
Join digg for free to comment on this story.
digg.com /links/Confession_of_a_Gum_Swallower   (72 words)

 Alias - Ice    Gallery  1
but it will take a bit for the weapon to reappear because he swallowed it, and by the
with a slight detour as a bad guy momentarily knocks down the swallower, until...
Syd knocks out the baddie and helps a now-ailing weapon swallower to his feet
www.twoevilmonks.org /alias/season4/as404p01.htm   (204 words)

a male non-sword swallower, whose father was a sword swallower marries a sword-swallower, both of whose parents were not sword swallowers.
They have three children, two of whom were not able to swallow swords and one who runs away to join the circus just like his grandfather—because of his great sword-swallowing ability.
In dogs, wire hair is due to a dominant gene, smooth hair to its recessive allele.
intranet.dalton.org /departments/science/Biology1/genetics_problems.html   (867 words)

 Texas Heart Institute Journal - Volume 28:1 Table of Contents and Abstracts
We present the case of a 59-year-old man who sustained an esophageal perforation as a result of sword swallowing.
However, 19 days later, a persistent leak and deterioration of the patient's condition necessitated a transhiatal esophagectomy with a left cervical esophagogastrostomy.
The patient recovered and has resumed his daily activities at the circus, with the exception of sword swallowing.
www.bcm.edu /tmc/thi/thij281.html   (2778 words)

 :: View topic - Im a bubble gum swallower :(
I am a man of gum swallowing and a hairy a**.
A hairy a** that was now virtually plastered with partially digested bubble gum.
Is it actually bad to swallow gum....Ive always wondered......
www.marylandcreepers.com /phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=21932   (1920 words)

 Magician, fire juggler, jugglers, fire eater, sword swallower!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Magician, fire juggler, jugglers, fire eater, sword swallower!
Above is a small sampling of the Magicians we offer.
We are always in search of Regional, National and International artists.
sacho.com /magicians.htm   (94 words)

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